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RJ-45 vs Fiber?

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I have little to no exp with fiber. I know that fiber is capable of traveling further. Considering a single 1Gb/s Ethernet vs 1Gb/s Fiber over lets say, 40feet. how would they compare?
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just for 40 feet theres no problem going with the rj45
there would not be any considerable loss of signal....so just save ur money
although optical fiber will be absolutely lossless and pretty immune to any knid of noise/interference........but it will be costly too
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thats what i expected. thanks
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I'm also interested, how much would be fibre cost? Is it "buyable"?
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Depends on the hardware you want to use fiber with. If you wanted to buy some multi-mode fx or sc cards for your PC's then no, it's not affordable at all. The cables don't cost much money, I bought a 3 meter sc-sc fiber cable for between two of my Cisco switches at home for a whopping $7. You can run an entire home with fiber for around $300-$400..
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